On Tuesday we (Poetry Daily http://www.poems.com/) continue our series of prose features with "What Is It Anyway," from Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry, edited by Dennis O'Driscoll, just out from Copper Canyon Press:
"Poetry: three mismatched shoes at the entrance of a dark alley."
"Poetry is energy, it is an energy-storing and an energy-releasing device."
"Poetry is the eroticization of thought—psychic vitality."
"A poem... is the attire of feeling: the literary form where words seem tailor-made for memory or desire."
—Carol Ann Duffy
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